OPEC-Africa Energy Dialogue to commence on 2 June

The inaugural High-Level Meeting of the OPEC-Africa Energy Dialogue will be held on Wednesday, 2 June 2021, via videoconference.
The new dialogue series is set to serve as a platform to strengthen cooperation between OPEC and Africa’s energy industry stakeholders through fruitful discussions and help in exchanging knowledge and information.

The high-level meeting will be attended by Dr Omar Farouk Ibrahim, Executive Director of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO); Anibor Kragha, Executive Secretary of the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA); and Rashid Abdallah, Executive Director of the African Energy Commission (AFREC), in addition to Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General.

Secretary General Barkindo welcomed the new initiative – the OPEC-Africa Energy Dialogue –, noting that such meetings provide the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the energy sector in Africa and associated issues.

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